Stephen E. Konikoff, DDS
Dr. Stephen Konikoff was born in 1950 in Buffalo NY, but the weather proved to be too cold so he moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1952. Dr. Konikoff attended the University of Richmond and graduated from MCV School of Dentistry in 1975. Dr. Konikoff started his practice in general dentistry in 1975 and worked with an excitement and enthusiasm that has carried through to his practice today.
Dr. Konikoff specializes in general dentistry along with an emphasis on cosmetic and implant dentistry, and his attention to detail and adherence to excellent patient care and outcomes are second to none. His love of dentistry and compassionate patient care is only exceeded by his patients' loyalty and friendship.
Dr. Konikoff resides in the Norfolk area with his wife of 46 years. He has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He loves to sing (though not well), golf and paint. Dr. Konikoff has been involved with Operation Smile since its inception.
Alisa Smith-Kayal, DDS
Dr. Alisa Smith-Kayal earned her BA from Virginia Wesleyan University in 1987 and in 1991 obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Smith-Kayal practices general dentistry along with an emphasis in pediatric dentistry.
She is dedicated to advance the practice of dentistry and provides her patients with team approach along with the assistants and hygienist. Dr. Smith-Kayal believes strongly in preventative dentistry, taking a proactive approach to dental health and hygiene.
Dr. Smith-Kayal, her husband and twin daughters reside in the Chesapeake area. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, traveling, working with Girl Scouts, and volunteering in the community.
Maryam Malik, DMD
Dr. Maryam Malik was born in Pakistan, obtained her BA in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville in 2015.
Dr. Malik specializes in general dentistry and is certified for Invisalign appliances.
She is dedicated to her patients and has great chairside demeanor. Dr. Malik believes strongly in cosmetic dentistry and preventative dentistry, and what a healthy smile can do for an individual's well-being.
Dr. Malik enjoys yoga, painting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica Kestranek, DDS
Dr. Jessica Kestranek is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and relocated to the Norfolk area due to her husband’s military orders. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2015.
Dr. Kestranek practices multiple areas of dentistry, including: restorative, oral surgery, dentures, root canals, and is a certified provider of Invisalign clear braces. Remembering her fear of the dentist when she was a growing up, she has a goal to treat all patients with the utmost care and understanding.
Dr. Kestranek, now resides in the Chesapeake area with her husband and three sons. She is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoys spending time with family.